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  • HM Up Close

    The Grinch 2018
    The Grinch 2018

    The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source ... Read Article »

    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    Young Clara needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. A golden thread leads ... Read Article »

    Free Solo Image 1
    Free Solo

    FREE SOLO is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    Hastings Museum Ornament36th Annual Festival of Trees | Each year non-profit organizations from the community come and decorate trees through out the Museum. See this festive display Nov. 17 through Jan. 1, 2019.


    Up Close: Dark Matter & Dark Energy | Fri, Dec. 14 & Sat, Dec. 15 This month we dive in to the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy! What are they? Are they really DARK? Most of the universe is made up of matter that we cannot observe directly, so how do we know it is there?


    The Santa clause showing at Hastings MuseumThe Santa Clause | Sun, Dec. 16: 2 pm | FREE for Everyone | In this 90’s classic, divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, Scott must take his place as Santa before the next Christmas arrives.  Sponsored by: Forge Christian Church


    How The Grinch Stole ChristmasHow The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) | Thurs, Dec. 20: 6 pm | FREE for Everyone | In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Sponsored by: Hastings College


    White Christmas Showing at Hastings MuseumWhite Christmas | Sat, Dec. 22: 10:15 am & 7:15 pm
    FREE with Paid $6 Museum Admission or FREE for Members |
    Enjoy this 1954 Technicolor musical starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye that features the songs of Irving Berlin, including  “White Christmas.” The film co-stars Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.


    Crafternoon | Thursday, December 27 | 1-4 pm | We’re cleaning our closets. Join us for an afternoon of FREE crafting!  Drop in anytime between 1 & 4 pm and choose from a number of different projects. Beads, foam, Popsicle sticks, and more!


    Tri City Food FightTri-City Food Fight | Now-Jan 1 |  The Tri-City Food Fight pits the Hastings Museum, Stuhr Museum, and the Archway in Kearney against each other to see who can raise the most food for local food pantries during the holiday season. Anyone who brings in a donation to the Hastings Museum receives $1 off Museum admission!


    FREE First Friday | January 4  | 5-8 pm
    On First Friday you can now view the evening sky from 6-7pm with our new high-powered telescopes (Weather Permitting). Sponsored by Quality Sound & Communications, admission is FREE for everyone from 5-8pm! Don’t miss our 6 pm large-format film for only $5!


    Baby penguinPreschool Playday: A Flightless BirdSat, Jan. 12 | 10-10:45
    Penguins may not be able to fly with their wings, but they sure can swim! Come join us and learn what other adaptations penguins have to serve their harsh habitat. RSVP Today!


    Spirits & Interesting People | Sat, Jan 26 | 7-11 pm
    It’s a cocktail party with a twist! We’ve got libations and a group of experts with interesting jobs and hobbies. You’ll get a chance to meet them and learn about the odd and interesting things they do. Ask them all the questions you can think of while enjoying our cash bar and hors d’oeuvres!


    *Special Holiday Hours*

    Sat, Dec. 15: Closing at 4:30p for private reservations
    Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day: 
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, January 1, New Year’s Day:
    CLOSED
    Dec. 24, Christmas Eve & Dec. 31, New Years Eve:
    CLOSED
    January 5:
    Museum closing at 5p for a private reservation


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